Post 20 Finishes 3rd In Heartbreaking Fashion

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The Post 20 Dirtbags have built a program and organization of success over the near-decade the squad has existed in the American Legion Triple-A realm, having only missed the playoffs once over their team history. And for them, to be battling for a spot in the Championship Wednesday…

Withnell Finishes Fourth In State

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  After a 5-7 start to the season, it was hard to imagine Withnell to even be in this situation battling for a fifth day of the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs. They were one of the Final Four teams in the State of Oregon to be remaining as…

The K-Machine And Post 20 Advances To Final Day

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  Post 20 did what they needed to do to get to Day 5: Win. After their tough 3-2 loss to Eugene on Day 2, the Dirtbags will have an opportunity for revenge against the Challengers Wednesday with the winner playing one-loss Medford for the American Legion Triple-A crown….

Comeback Complete: Dirtbags Onto Day 4

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  It was a matter of time before the offensive support would come around. After scoring four runs and two runs to start the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs, Post 20 outscored that total Wednesday with a comeback from behind victory over Beaverton 7-6 to get to Day Four…

Danny Alvarado Launches Two Home Runs In Withnell Win

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  There was a sense of respect when the other team intentionally walks you, but you also know that you got to take your hacks when you need to. Withnell’s Danny Alvarado, known for his power at South Salem, was intentionally walked in his first at-bat and was a…

Dirtbags Lose Close Bout With Eugene

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  If anything, this Day 2 game between Post 20 and the Eugene Challengers was probably the game of the tournament eight games in. The 3-2 Challenger victory wouldn’t ‘pop’ like some of the scores posted entering the third day of the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament, but it…

Dodgers Drop Day 2 Game Versus Medford

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  This is why you have two cracks at it for moments like this. It was a tough way to start their game against the five-time defending State Champions Medford.  Forgettable honestly as an incredibly tight strike-zone, resulting in a 65-pitch first inning, allowed the Mustangs to plate eight-runs…

Withnell Pulls Away From Beaverton 9-1

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  The series between Beaverton and Withnell this season had been close games when the two squads met in the opening round of the American Legion Triple-A State Playoffs with the Dodgers 9-6 win on June 22 being the largest margin of win this season. And for the first…

Post 20 Shuts Door On Willamette Valley

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com KLAMATH FALLS, Ore.–  There’s no easy teams left at this point in the season.  You have to be tuned in, every pitch and every inning in order to advance. With the American Legion Triple-A State Tournament kicking off Saturday at Kiger Stadium in Southern Oregon, Post 20 held off a late…

Vandals Go 2-1 In First Day Of Bracket Play

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  Travel softball can be a mixed bag sometimes.  You can’t really tell how your opponent is early on in tournaments until you are in between those lines playing the game. For the NW Vandals 16U squad, three of their first five games of the 18U Western Nationals tournament at…

Wrapping Up Summer Volleyball

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  It was one of those experiences that Dallas’ Hailey Van Well wouldn’t forget as she went back to her school Volleyball team this summer for Summer League. Playing as a member of the NPJ 16’s last season, she remembered them finishing dead last in the Junior National Tournament before…

Combs Coming Back Online, Vandals Go 2-0

By Jeremy McDonald jeremymcdonald73@gmail.com SALEM, Ore.–  The last two week in Colorado and Utah, Philomath’s Kamden Combs has been slowly coming back into form. The two-time Oregon West Conference Pitcher of the Year for the Warriors the last two years had been battling bicep tendonitis and the always difficult Mono that has limited the incoming…